Time sure flies by when you’re behind the wheel of a nice car and sitting in the service area as I wait for a service representative to collect our car for its final inspection before our warranty runs out, it sure doesn’t feel like it’s been almost 3 years since my partner first took delivery […]Read more "Scandinavian living: 3 years with the Volvo XC40"
Once upon a time, the most financially prudent way to get into the World of BMW motoring meant picking up the keys to an entry-level 3-Series. What that also used to mean was that for a more modest price point, one wouldn’t mind forgoing fancy niceties and features in exchange for BMW’s engaging driving dynamics, […]Read more "Base model boogie: Driving the BMW G20 318i Sport"
If your idea of a car is a means of getting from point A to point B, look away. If it’s about being the loudest and most obnoxious, perhaps this isn’t the right one for you. If it’s about hypermiling and travelling the longest distance on the lowest possible amount of fuel, what are you […]Read more "While my sledgehammer gently weeps: Driving the BMW G30 M5 Competition LCI"
I did it, I finally bought an Alfa Romeo! After an entire childhood of dreaming and having had a taste of a Twin-sparked 1.6 147 many moons ago, I finally took the plunge, bought my very own Alfa and joined the fabled ranks of being a “true petrolhead”. She was a beautiful Bianco Pastello white […]Read more "And so this happened…"
This is it ladies and gents, 35 years in the making and after a slightly shorter period of hopeful anticipation, the new BMW M3 and M4 have finally landed on our local shores and thanks to the kind people at BMW Asia, we were given first dibs behind the wheels of the most controversial iterations […]Read more "A love letter from BMW: Driving the G80 M3 Competition and G82 M4 Competition"
Just like individualistic people, modern BMW Coupes face quite a challenge throughout their gestation period. Visually, while they might share similar underpinnings with their sedan counterparts, they have to carry their own distinct identity, familiar enough to sit within the same family yet special enough to set themselves apart and be appreciated for years to […]Read more "For the individual: Driving the BMW G22 420i"
This, is the Mini One Clubman, the entry-level Mini for those who want the looks and agility of the regular Mini but now, due to one reason or another, require that extra bit of space and comfort. It is the “base-spec” variant of the Mini catered towards a more “mature” Mini-fan (do we call them […]Read more "One more thing: Driving the Mini One Clubman"
“You have to try the 2 Series Gran Coupe.” These words from a friend certainly piqued my interest as I slotted a key into the ignition before twisting the engine to life. My drive this morning was in no way quick nor rapid, but with minimal weight to throw around, a light yet delicate shift […]Read more "Two be or not to be: Driving the BMW 218i Gran Coupe M Sport"
The ability to act with restraint, judgement and reasoning while giving way to feeling and emotion. An idea that revolves around the necessity of finding a workable middle ground between passion and reason. An idea that after driving the new Mini Cooper Clubman S around for a weekend, felt like it could have come straight […]Read more "Sense & Sensibility: Driving the F54 Mini Cooper Clubman S"
It finally happened. After more than 10 years with a blemish-free driving record, a letter arrived in the mail to relieve me of a good amount of money and an equally good amount of points. Yes, ladies and gents, I’ve been caught speeding. But, at least it wasn’t the worst car to get caught in […]Read more "Maxi Mini: Driving the F60 Mini JCW Countryman ALL4"